One third of all insect species globally are now endangered (RHS 2019): a statistic that has challenged environmentalists around the globe to take local action to create habitats and food sources to reverse this decline.
Local Hull MP Emma Hardy has been working with a number of organisations to plant Buckthorn, which attracts female Brimstone butterflies from as far as two miles. As the only requirement for the Brimstone is Buckthorn, this makes it an ideal urban butterfly, and so the idea of creating a butterfly city was born.
We plan to plant over 3000 trees across Hull to attract the Brimstone butterfly, making Hull the UK’s first Butterfly City.
“He who plants a tree. Plants a hope.” – Lucy Larcom
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